192 pages, 150 colour photographs
22cm x 30.5cm
Published to coincide with major exhibition at The Nobel Peace Centre, Oslo, May to November 2011.
How do you survive at subsistence level? How does it feel to leave the safety of home and not be able to return? What is life like for a child who is forced to flee from his home? What is it like to live in constant fear for your life and of losing those close to you?
For seven years, photographer Espen Rasmussen has travelled the world to document refugees and displaced people. TRANSIT tells the stories of some of the 43.2 million people on the run in the world today. From the makeshift camps in DR Congo to the slums of Colombia, the book presents stories of everyday life and the challenges displaced people and refugees meet every day, no matter in which country or on which continent they find themselves.
About the Artist:
Espen Rasmussen is a picture editor at Norway’s largest newspaper VG. He constantly works on documentary projects, and has focused particularly on social issues and climate change. For the last seven years he has worked on the long term project TRANSIT. Rasmussen has worked with NGOs, such as Médecins Sans Frontières, the Norwegian Refugee Council and the UNHCR, as well as on stories for VG. He has won many awards for his work, including two at World Press Photo, seven at Pictures of the Year International and twenty six in the Norwegian Picture of the Year. In 2008, Photo District News (USA) named him one of the most promising young photographers in the world. His work has been exhibited widely, both in Norway and internationally.
About the Publisher:
Dewi Lewis Publishing is a partnership owned and run by Caroline Warhurst and Dewi Lewis.
Founded in 1994, its photography list has an international reputation and includes books by leading British and international photographers such as William Klein, Martin Parr, Simon Norfolk, Fay Godwin, Tom Wood, Sergio Larrain, Frank Horvat, John Blakemore, Paolo Pelegrin and Bruce Gilden. The aim of the company is to bring to the attention of a wider public, accessible but challenging contemporary photography by both established and lesser known practitioners. The company has a worldwide distribution network and is recognised as one of the leading photographic publishers in the world. It publishes around 20 new titles each year. Dewi Lewis Publishing also works in close collaboration with a number of European publishers and is a founding member of The European Publishers Award for Photography, which is now beginning its 22nd year. In 2014 Dewi Lewis Publishing received the PhotoEspana’s prize for Outstanding Publishing House of the Year.
Book Materials and Specifications:
Medium size (12.25 x 9″) hardcover book, stitched perfect binding and glued down end papers. The colour plates range from 6 x 4″ to 11.5 x 9″.